This is one of the more unusual of Edison's records. Listen to Santa's sinister laugh he makes as he tries to sound fun loving and kind. The www.menloparkmuseum.com staff agrees -- if we were kids, we'd run!
Source http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/Run time 3:30Label / Recorded by Menlo Park
April 14, 2011
Mwuahhhah, Merry Christmas!! Muwahhhah!!
You or I could do a better job "Ho ho ho"-ing than this dude. He really sounds like a meglomaniacal mad scientist from an old talkie!
Also, he really pretends to be "hiding" in the phonograph because he's "so dirty from climbing down all your chimneys"! If your want a "serious" reason to listen, you can claim its a study in the lack of commercialized polish once common (maybe?) in Christmas, or something. I'd listen just to hear the really bad laughter.
May 8, 2005
It's HO HO HO!
My favorite (sarcasm) actor, Harry Humphrey is up to no good again. He can't do Shakespeare, and he can't play Santa either. I have no idea whether there were Santa clauses on the street in the 1920's going 'HO HO HO'. I'm sure there were. Anyways, why Mr Humphrey choose a Dr. Evil Laugh I'll never quite know...